Tag Archives: Sex Pistols

The legacy of CBGB further unwinds into nothingness with Target’s East Village appropriation

I try my best not to be too terribly sentimental about things. I understand that, no matter how much we might try to stop it from happening, everything changes. I know, eventually, everything wonderful and meaningful is destroyed and replaced. As I’ve discussed here before, though, there are certain things I find it difficult to […]

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Fondly remembering Roger Ebert… nerdy kid in search of friends, childhood zine editor

I have very few regrets in life. One of the biggest is not pursuing an interview with writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Sun Times film critic Roger Ebert more aggressively. (He finds himself in the distinguished company on Don Knotts and Joey Ramone in that regard.) If you haven’t heard, Ebert passed away today at […]

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When did punks become hippies?

Occasionally, as a public service, I like to reprint something here from Facebook, for all the folks that I can’t bring myself to “friend.” So, any thoughts? Am I alone in thinking that the folks who gathered here in Ann Arbor for Punk Week weren’t really punks, at least in the classic sense? And I […]

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The hubbub in Dearborn

I’m trying my damndest to get worked up over this sweatshirt designed by Arab-American kids in the class of 2011 at Dearborn’s Edsel Ford High School, but I’m just not feeling it. Then again, it didn’t really bother me all that much when Ron Asheton and the Sex Pistols used to dress up like Nazis, […]

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The down side of shopping cart races

A few days ago, I posted something here on the site about the clandestine shopping cart race that takes place in Ann Arbor every August, at the end of Punk Week. Well, after posting the story, I began hearing from people in Ann Arbor who wanted me to know why they were against the races. […]

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